Unfortunately our work could not go on display in December. The Weston Park Estate is under Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions and they have had to close the estate and their Christmas events will not go ahead as planned. There will be a review on 16th December but there is no guarantee that the situation will change.
The curator has said that our exhibition will stay in place during January and February 2021 hoping that they will be able to open the gallery during this time.
As the future is still uncertain we have been unable to set dates for any future society meetings. Rest assured we will be back – keep painting and stay safe. Best wishes to all for a peaceful Christmas and a better 2021.
On 30th October six members of the society hung our pictures at The Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park. There are 79 pictures by 18 artists and two display cases showing the materials we use, examples of sketchbooks, our reference books and dried plant material. We were very pleased with it all and the exhibition opened at 1.30pm and was to run for the whole of November.
The photograph shows the entrance. The painting in the center is a Magnolia the image a copy of one growing up a wall at Weston and is by Jeni Neale. The two paintings at the side are by Carol Hardie.
Imagine our dismay when on 31st October it was announced there would be a second National lockdown from 5th November – 2nd December. The GOOD NEWS is that our work is to remain on display through December.
Sadly as a society we have been unable to meet since March due to the impact of Covid-19 and cannot make any plans for the future at the moment
Information on our exhibition which is open daily from 11.30 – 4pm and is free entry.
The Granary Art Gallery, Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal TF11 8LE
The Granary Brasserie serves excellent food, open from 9.30am-5pm, lunch 12-3pm. Places for lunch must be booked in advance, please refer to their web site for details.
The society was hoping to resume meeting on 20th September but unfortunately the venue in Stirchley will not be open. Also today (9.09.20) the government has announced new restrictions on the number of people who can meet, this may prevent us from meeting again in the near future. We will inform members of any arrangements as soon as we have information.
We are able to hold our exhibition ‘Flora Mundi’ as planned at The Granary Art Gallery, Weston Park in November.
The 2020 SBA Plantae Exhibition is online until 30th June. Go to the SBA web site and click on the rose to view.
Congratulations to our members Sandy Gough, Jeni Neale, Adrienne Roberts, Celia Scottow and Jane Wilkes who all have work in the exhibition.